The museum exhibits are the best introduction to Alaska’s diverse wildlife, people, and land. á This top-rated Alaska destination displays the artistic creations that make the museum a leading cultural heritage center.
See bears, wolves, and dinosaurs, artifacts of Alaska Native ingenuity, birds - both resident and migratory, a mummified steppe bison, and artwork spanning 2000 years of Alaska history.
Gallery of Alaska
This gallery introduces Alaska’s five major geographic regions in highlights of the objects and artifacts, people, wildlife, geography and history of each region. Rent an Audio Guide to hear wild life sounds and stories about living in Alaska. From natural history to recorded history, see what we know about Alaska from the objects in our collections. Learn more here.
This gallery features short-term exhibits built by the museum staff to explore a variety of subjects. The unique space is located adjacent to the Museum Store. Beginning in May 2015, explore our exhibit Expedition Alaska: Dinosaursáfeaturing authentic Arctic fossils, footprints, and more. Plus, go on an adventure with museum paleontologists as they search for dinosaurs on the rivers and mountains of Alaska in our museum film.
The Place Where You Go to Listen
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A unique sound and light environment created by composer John Luther Adams givingávoice to the rhythms of daylight and darkness, the seismic vibrations of the earth, and the dance of the aurora. Find out more.
Relax on our comfy couches, enjoy puzzles and games for children and families, and explore our multimedia resources in this space. Browse through our collection of books and maps and investigate hands-on activities from previous special exhibits for kids of all ages.
Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery
Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art, traditional and modern in this award-winning gallery. Examine ancient ivory carvings and Alaska Native objects, used for ceremony or for everyday life. See paintings, photographs and sculptures.
From the functional to the fantastic, each object reveals Alaska’s artistic influence. Learn more here.
The museum offers a rotating display of exhibits, featuring a unique look at the research andácultural understanding supported by the artifacts, objects andáspecimens from the museum’s collections and elsewhere.
Walk around the museum to experience the architecture and see outdoor exhibits: Denali by Christiane Martens; Totem by Bernard Hosey; totems by Nathan Jackson and Amos Wallace; a Trans-Alaska pipeline cleaning pig, and an 1841 Russian-American Blockhouse.